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  • Tuesday, August 19 - Sunday, August 24
    Dutchess County Fair
    Goats, sheep, hogs, cows, horses, chickens, cattle & rabbits; vegetables, fruits, home crafts, baked goods, antiques, grains & flowers—all judged. Pig races, petting zoo, live entertainment & large midway with rides & games. Grandstand performances (tickets sold separately. Freestyle Motocross Championship, Tue–Sun. Free parking. 10am–10pm. Phone: 845-876-4001. Email: info@dutchessfair.com. Url: http://dutchessfair.com.

  • Wednesday, August 20 - Sunday, August 24
    Tomorrow in the Battle
    The return to Stageworks of this profound play; one that deals with sensual yet terrifying exploration of contemporary mores. Wed–Thu 7:30pm, Fri–Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. (8/21, talk-back w/cast and dir.) Phone: 518-822-9667. Email: contact@stageworkshudson.org. Url: http://stageworkshudson.org.

  • Friday, August 22 - Sunday, August 24
    The Things About Art, See:
    An edgy and elegant presentation of new dance works. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. $20/$10. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Saturday, August 23
    Extreme Ballet Showcase
    Students from Session III of Kaatsbaan's renowned summer ballet intensive present their work, public invited. Free of charge. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Saturday, August 23
    Opening, Mark Bennett Show
    Opening for solo show of creative works in wood. 6–8pm. Phone: 845-757-2667. Url: http://www.tivoliartistsgallery.com. .

  • Sunday, August 24
    WWI & the End of the Gilded Age
    Ninety-minute tour to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I in 1914. Starts at 1pm. Phone: 845-889-8851 X300. Email: Donald.Fraser@parks.ny.gov . Url: http://staatsburgh.org.

  • Wednesday, August 27 - Sunday, August 31
    Tomorrow in the Battle
    The return to Stageworks of this profound play; one that deals with sensual yet terrifying exploration of contemporary mores. Wed–Thu 7:30pm, Fri–Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. (8/28, talk-back w/cast and dir.) Phone: 518-822-9667. Email: contact@stageworkshudson.org. Url: http://stageworkshudson.org.

  • Wednesday, August 27 - Friday, August 29
    Cappella FestivaChamber Choir
    Under Artistic Director Christine Howlett, Cappella Festiva will be holding auditions for the Treble Choir (ages 10–17 yrs old) in the Vassar College Chapel. Rehearsals will take place on Mon eve: 5:45–7:15pm. Call or email to sched. audition. Phone: 845-853-7765. Url: http://cappellafestiva.org.

  • Friday, August 29 - Sunday, August 31
    Jazz Weekend
    An eclectic group of artists bring the best of jazz to your ears. $20; Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun 3pm. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Saturday, August 30 - Sunday, August 31
    Art Studio Views
    Showcasing the talents of 25 local artists w/studios in Tivoli, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Hyde Park, and Staatsburg. Works in various mediums and styles, all available for purchase. An online map and sponsor list can be downloaded from website. Url: http://artstudioviews.com.

  • Sunday, August 31
    Reception, Save the Endangered Cats
    Reception for Keep Safe Project (Save the Endangered Cats), creative boxes by 20 local artists. 5–7pm. Phone: 845-516-4435. Email: betsyjacaruso@gmail.com. Url: http://betsyjacarusoartist.com .

  • Sunday, August 31
    WWI & the End of the Gilded Age
    Ninety-minute tour to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I in 1914. Starts at 1pm. Phone: 845-889-8851 X300. Email: Donald.Fraser@parks.ny.gov . Url: http://staatsburgh.org.

  • Monday, September 1
    Mad Dash Race
    5K run/walk starts 8:30am; 10K run 9:15am. Starts at Church of the Messiah, Rhinebeck. Phone: 845-876-3533. Email: rhinebeck.episcopal@gmail.com. Url: http://rhinebeck-episcopal.org.

  • Wednesday, September 3
    "Death and Donuts"
    Gather for discussion about death and dying in a safe open forum, inspired by the good work of the "Death Cafe" movement. Led by Pastor Will Starkweather. Phone: 845-876-8180. Url: http://rhinebecklutheran.org.

  • Thursday, September 4
    18th Annual "Fall for Art"
    Juried art show/sale & cocktail reception. 6–9pm. $45/$40 in advance. Benefit for Jewish Federation of Ulster Cty. Phone: 845-338-8131. Email: info@fallforart.org. Url: http://fallforart.org .

  • Thursday, September 4
    Pot Luck Dinner
    Bring a dish and get to know the Rhinebeck Grange. Bring a canned good to support local food pantries. 5–7pm. Phone: 845-876-5738. Email: CSProductions@aol.com.

  • Friday, September 5 - Sunday, September 7
    Grease
    Castaway Players Theatre Co. & in The CENTER stage this upbeat & beloved American musical. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. $26/$24. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, September 5
    Harvest Moon Stroll
    Join educator Fran Martino & enjoy the almost-full moon from the top of the hill cherished by landscape artist Frederic Church. Register by 9/4. All ages. $5. 8–9:30pm. Phone: 518-828-1872 x109. Email: shasbrook@olana.org. Url: http://olana.org.

  • Saturday, September 6
    Classical and Tango Evening
    Launch of new Classics on Hudson series featuring violinist Helena Baillie and guitarist Alexander Henry. 6–9pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Saturday, September 6
    "Local Color" Art Opening
    Paintings by Sally Lyon and Rosemary Hanson. 5–7pm. Phone: 845-876-6670. Url: http://montgomeryrow.com.

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Old Farm Road R & R Psychiatry was founded by Dr. James Standefer to help those struggling with addiction to opiate pain-killers utilizing buprenorphine replacement therapy and a personalized treatment plan for a meaningful, productive way of life.

5 Old Farm Rd Suite C2, Red Hook
845-443-3699

Lovely country setting 10 minutes north of the center of Rhinebeck. 4 comfortable A/C rooms decorated with a combination of antiques and modern amenities. Hearty breakfast served from 8 AM. Lower rates mid-week/off season. Free WiFi.

339 Stone Church Rd., Rhinebeck
845-758-2427

Rhinebeck Artist's Shop offers the finest of fine art materials, beautiful cards and clever gifts as well as the services of our fully-equipped professional frame shop for all your framing needs.

Rhinebeck: 56 E. Market St., 845-876-4922, fax 845-876-3801 New Paltz: 188 Main St., 845-255-5533

Jazz up your property with a freshly paved drive. In our second generation, with over 40 years experience, we specialize in driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, and private roads, all built to last. Ask about our ornamental finish options. Residential & commercial. Call today for a complimentary consultation or request an estimate on our website.

518-479-1400 or 518-794-0490

ART for all ages! New adult classes starting up... Tap into your creativity. Activities offered: cartooning, illustration, clay, mosaic, printmaking, silk painting, Japanese arts & more. ART Parties, perfect for birthday, any occasion or celebration. Year-round after-school sessions, weekend workshops & SUMMER ART CAMP. Come to enjoy some artistic fun!

The Chocolate Factory 54 Elizabeth St., Red Hook
845-758-9719

Dr. Zelek specializes in evaluation and treatment of ADD/ADHD, traumatic brain injury, chronic Lyme encephalitis, stroke, depression, addiction, headaches, chronic fatigue and other brain “hardware” and “software” problems. Trained at NYU Medical Ctr., Dr. Zelek offers 25+ years of experience in treating adults and adolescents. He performs brain mapping (QEEG), neuropsychological testing and offers Neurofeedback, cognitive remediation, psychotherapy and other treatment modalities.

22 Garden St., Rhinebeck
845-876-8845

Conservatory-trained pianist (Oberlin, B. Mus. Piano Performance) offers instruction at her Milan studio, ages 5 & up. SUMMER SPECIAL: four 30-minute lessons for $100. FREE 20-minute lessons on Demo Day (7/12), call ahead.

86 St. Paul Rd., Milan
845-758-2225

Over 25 years working in collaboration with homeowners and professional designers to create a unique and special something for the home or office. Custom cabinetry and so much more!

845-399-5484

Life change from the inside out: loving support and guidance during transitions; healing for issues around food and body image; self-empowerment, intuitive readings. Trained with the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.

Rhinebeck
845-876-0449

The Knitting Garage @ Stickle's, the new knitting boutique! Featuring yarns by: Blue Sky, Spud & Chloe, Madeline Tosh, Shuibui and more! At A.L. Stickle Variety Store: in the back through the red double doors!

13 East Market St. , Rhinebeck
845-876-3206

Tradition, pride, experience, and the finest ingredients combine to bring the best of old Mexico to your table. Our menu is packed with classic Mexican dishes we create from scratch. From delicious appetizers to tasty salads, inspired entrees to decadent desserts, your meal will be one of a kind. Don't forget to order a Margarita at the bar or with your dinner. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to offer suggestions or answer questions. We hope you walk in a stranger and leave a friend. Gracias Amigos!

7483 S. Broadway, Red Hook
845-835-8207

The Gardens at Rhinebeck offers spacious townhouse condominiums and tranquil living paired with a close knit community atmosphere. Enjoy access to community facilities or venture into the village and discover nature, culture, and the arts practically in your own back yard!

301 Ivy Trail, Rhinebeck
845-516-4261

Bard's SummerScape is known as one of the most exciting multi-arts festival in the Northeast. SummerScape—now in its twelfth season—offers a tapestry of interwoven events in the disciplines of music, dance, drama, opera, operetta, film, and cabaret, all of them keyed to the theme of the annual Bard Music Festival, which this summer revolves around "Schubert and His World." SummerScape events include Carl Maria von Weber's opera, Euryanthe; Trisha Brown Dance Co.'s Proscenium Works 1979–2011; John Banville's reworking of Heinrich von Kleist's Penthesilea titled Love in the Wars; and the film festival Schubert and the Long Nineteenth Century. Meanwhile, in SummerScape's famous Spiegeltent, enjoy family entertainment and late-night performances, dancing, & dining. SummerScape events are presented in the acoustically superb Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, designed by Frank Gehry, and other venues on Bard College’s Hudson River campus. Near-daily performances from July 3 through August 17.

Bard College, Annandale
845-758-7900

Got rot? Home improvements & repairs of all types, painting & staining. Historic restoration specialist. Furniture restoration. Serving the Hudson Valley since 1986. Fully insured.

Elizaville
845-756-2788

Theresa Quartararo, CHP, AADP, is a knowledgeable and supportive health counselor. She will help you set and accomplish goals in order to achieve and maintain your ideal weight, reduce cravings, increase energy, feel great in your body, and understand the role food plays in your life.

537 Tyrrel Rd., Millbrook
914-489-8716 or 845-702-0096

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